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WHITE MINERAL OIL
ICSC: 1597
Peer-Review Status: 12.10.2006 Validated
Paraffinum liquidum
Paraffin oil 
CAS #: 8042-47-5 RTECS #: PY8047000
EINECS #: 232-455-8
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide, dry sand. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation      
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
TECHNICAL-GRADE PRODUCT: VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 218-643°C
Density: g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C:
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Flash point: >115°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 260-371°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >6  
 

NOTES
Highly refined oil, typical fraction of C14-C20.
The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis do not become manifest until few hours or even after days have passed.
Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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